32 Things to Dip Bread In

Warm fresh bread dipped into olive oil and balsamic vinegar is so simple, yet the flavor is invigorating.

You can serve fresh warm bread with homemade dips and sauces as a savory appetizer to kick off a dinner party.

things to dip bread in
  • crab dip
  • extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction
  • spinach dip
  • tomato dipping sauce
  • shrimp dip
  • garlic dip
  • queso dip
  • French onion dip
  • bacon cheese dip
  • corn dip
  • extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, minced garlic, sundried tomatoes, grated parmesan cheese
  • jalapeno popper dip
  • pizza sauce
  • chili queso dip
  • garlic parmesan olive oil bread dip
  • cream cheese taco dip
  • fresh pesto and olive oil
  • cream cheese, bacon, cheese, and green onion dip
  • spinach and artichoke dip
  • dill pickle dip
  • butter
  • guacamole
  • tzatziki
  • hummus
  • green olive dip
  • Mediterranean feta dip
  • deviled egg dip
  • beer cheese dip
  • cilantro lime avocado dip
  • olive, artichoke and feta dip
  • party chip dip
  • everything bagel dip
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What kind of bread is best for dipping?

The best kind of bread for dipping is French bread, homemade crusty bread, or focaccia bread.

Select a bread that’s fresh, fluffy, bounces back easily, and isn’t too dense.

How to serve your bread for dipping?

Serve your bread on a large platter. Cut your bread into bite sized pieces that are 1-2” long. People will be less likely to double dip if you cut the bread into small pieces. You could also put toothpicks into the bite sized pieces for easy dipping if your sauce isn’t too thick. This will work well for thin sauces or oil based sauces.

things to dip bread in

What kind of olive oil is best for dipping bread with?

The best olive oil for dipping bread with is extra virgin olive oil. It’s unrefined, making it the best possible olive oil you can use. It has low levels of oleic acid, making it much less acidic than regular olive oil. Since it’s less acidic, it’s easier on the mouth making it smooth and tasty to eat.

Easy Herb Focaccia Bread Recipe

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Herb focaccia bread is made by cooking olive oil to infuse it with garlic and herbs to create the flavoring of the focaccia bread.

Dip the bread in a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction.

You never knew what you were missing in life until eating focaccia bread right out of the oven.

Herb focaccia bread is best served the first day you make it.

Store any leftovers for up to 2 days in an airtight container.

herb focaccia bread

Easy Herb Focaccia Bread Recipe

How to make focaccia bread with olive oil infused with herbs at home in only 2 hours.
Prep Time25 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
Rising Time1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: bread, focaccia bread
Yield: 10 slices


  • Oven
  • Saucepan
  • 13" x 9" Pan


  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 tsp rosemary dried
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup warm water (100-110 degrees F)
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch finishing salt optional


  • In a small saucepan on low heat combine olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary and pepper. Cook for 5-10 min until fragrant stirring occasionally.
  • In a large glass bowl combine warm water, yeast, and honey. Let sit for 5 min until frothy.
  • Add the flour, salt and ¼ cup of the herb olive oil to the yeast mixture. Mix only until just combined and knead only 10-15 times. Don’t overwork the dough.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and let sit for 1 hour to rise.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of the herbed oil into a 9×13’’ pan. Use a paper towel to spread the oil to the entire bottom of the pan, and into the corners. Transfer the risen dough to the baking pan and use your fingers to dimple the dough all over. Pour the remaining oil over the dough. Spread the oil all over using the back of a spoon. 
  • Let rise for 20 min.
  • Add a sprinkle of finishing salt if desired.
  • Bake focaccia bread for 15-20 min. Let cool on a wire rack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. Place the container in the fridge to make it last longer. Best served the day of or use within 2 days.
focaccia bread

Homemade Garlic Breadsticks

Homemade garlic breadsticks are best served warm right out of the oven. They have a buttery coating, and a fluffy inside, making them irresistible.

After the breadsticks have come out of the oven, they are coated with melted garlic butter and Italian herbs.

A sprinkle of parmesan cheese is added to the homemade garlic breadsticks, and then they can be served.

Homemade breadsticks can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container overnight. Warm up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds prior to serving.

Storing the breadsticks in the fridge slows down the aging process, therefore your breadsticks will be fresher the following day than leaving them at room temperature.

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Homemade Garlic Breadsticks

Homemade Garlic Breadsticks

How to bake homemade garlic breadsticks from scratch using yeast.
Prep Time25 minutes
Active Time12 minutes
Rising time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours 7 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: bread, breadstick
Yield: 12 Breadsticks


  • Oven


  • 280 mL warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups bread flour


  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan grated


  • Combine water, yeast, sugar, 3 tbsp butter and salt into a large glass bowl. Slowly add bread flour until fully combined. Knead dough until smooth ~5-7 min.
  • Cover with a towel and let rise for 1 ½ hours.
  • Separate dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each piece to approximately 7’’ long.
  • Let rise for 1 hour on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12 min at 400 degrees F.
  • Mix together melted butter, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a bowl.
  • Brush mixture onto the homemade garlic breadsticks when they come out of the oven and top with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.